I discussed poetry that bears witness, gendercide, and Gu Cheng with Emily Van Vleet over at Silk Road Review in a very short interview. Thanks for featuring me as a Showcased Writer!
My poem “Juanita” has been included in the anthology Other Countries: Contemporary Poets Rewiring History, edited by Claire Trévian and Gareth Prior. I am truly honored to have a poem featured in this important collection alongside so many talented writers.
Unsplendid has published my poem “Salt Myth” in their Women and Form issue, and you can even hear me read it aloud on their site. This poem is a progressive sestina in which the end words evolve from stanza to stanza much as they would in a game of telephone.
My poem “Juanita” has won the San Miguel Writers’ Conference Poetry Contest! This award includes a full fellowship to attend the 2013 San Miguel Writers’ Conference in February. Thank you to the judges for sharing my Juanita with the world and providing me with the opportunity to grow as a writer. ¡Muchas gracias!
Once upon a time a dozen Chinese grannies tried to marry me off, and stuffed me full of delicious Chinese candies called white rabbits, and I wrote a poem about it starring the rabbit in the moon, and Silk Road Review–one of my favorite venues for poetry of place–published it in issue 6.2 of their amazing literary journal.